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    Fallen Officers Memorial Ride Attracts Over 1000 Bikers

    CHICAGO - More than 1,000 motorcycles roared down Lake Shore Drive this morning as part of an annual procession commemorating Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty. It was the largest turnout to date for the Area Four Ride to Remember, now its seventh year. The cavalcade of bikes included mostly american iron types equipped with sissy bars and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +101
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    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent

    Media Makes Boy Who Is Aspiring LEO Seem Violent
    CHICAGO - Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM has issued an apology after taking the comments of a four-year-old child out of context in relation to a shooting in the area. The child tells a reporter that the shootings don’t scare him and that, when he grows up, “I’m going to have me a gun.” This makes the child seem to aspire to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -112
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    Man Taunts Police Via Facebook; Leads Officers to Him

    NEW YORK -- A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested. The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open. The 29-year-old ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +60
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    NYPD Expanding Security Network Over Manhattan

    NYPD Expanding Security Network Over Manhattan
    NEW YORK - The city's top cop said Thursday the ever-expanding network of security cameras monitoring Manhattan streets and subways has played a key role in scores of recent arrests. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the so-called Ring of Steel technology has helped cops nab about 100 criminals in the subways in the past eight months alone. Most of those bandits ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +11
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    KS Police to 'Tweet' Dispatch Calls to Show Public What They Deal With

    KS Police to 'Tweet' Dispatch Calls to Show Public What They Deal With
    WICHITA, KS - Wichita residents will get an online glimpse of what police deal with for one hour this morning through the social media site Twitter. The Wichita Police Department announced Wednesday morning, on Twitter, that it will post all of its dispatch calls from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on its Twitter page. Police say they will give a summary ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +6
  • -6

    Chicago Police to Disband Two Rapid Response Units

    CHICAGO - Chicago police will disband two of its rapid response units once heralded as key components of the city's lowering crime rate, police union officials said. Effective Aug. 18, both the Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit will cease to exist, according to an announcement on Wednesday by the Fraternal Order of Police to its members. The FOP represents ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    K9 Breaks Lead During Search; Found Safely One Day Later

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Officials say a police dog that went missing while searching for a central Florida woman has been found. The German shepherd, named Rex, broke away from his lead Tuesday afternoon while looking for 43-year-old Toni M. Contarino. Police say Contarino had left work in a "depressed state" on Tuesday and was reported missing after leaving her cell ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +7
  • -30

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts

    Former-Officer Indicted On 12 Counts
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A Mount Rainier police officer was indicted Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury on attempted murder and sex-offense charges after a July 2 shooting in Capitol Heights, the state’s attorney’s office said. The officer, who was off-duty at the time, maintained that he had been carjacked. A 12-count indictment alleges that Gene Gillette, 27, shot ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -30
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    New Gym Offers Intense Officer Training, Workouts

    MANCHESTER, CT - Five trainers at CrossFit Thin Blue Line demonstrated their relentless brand of workouts recently at the gym's new location. Three men, all police officers who are part owners of the business, and two female instructors launched into free-weight presses, squats with weight bars on their shoulders, kettlebell swings from knee-high to overhead and a combination squat thrust/pushup with ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +9
  • -13

    Cop Fights For Life After Faceoff With Gunman

    Cop Fights For Life After Faceoff With Gunman
    MIAMI - A New York City police detective critically wounded in a bizarre weekend shooting in Miami Beach is improving, authorities said Monday. Detective Harold Thomas, 48, was in a medically induced coma on Sunday, following several operations to stop internal bleeding. Miami Beach police Detective Juan Sanchez said detectives have been unable to speak with Thomas to find out exactly ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -13
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    VID: SF Shooting Death Presents New Challenge For Police Chief

    [gate] SAN FRANCISCO - As a police captain in San Francisco’s violent Bayview neighborhood, Greg Suhr operated from the streets. The stocky veteran schmoozed small-business owners and community leaders and prided himself on a culture of transparency. By the time he left this year, homicides in the Bayview had dropped by 50 percent. Mr. Suhr, who is now police chief, applied ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -1
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    Bond Denied for Parolee Accused Of Shooting Two Officers

    CHICAGO - A parolee accused of wounding two Chicago police officers in a shootout in a West Side alley was ordered held without bond Thursday. [photo:608738] Daniel Jones, 27, is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shootings of Harrison District Officers Ruben Del Valle and Jeffrey Friedlieb, both 29, after they tried to question him about a suspected ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    VA Police Seek Bilingual Volunteers for Ride-Along Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Police in Arlington County are looking for volunteers with foreign-language skills to assist officers on patrol in the county. In particular, police are looking for people who can speak Spanish, French, Mongolian, Arabic and certain African dialects. Those languages are prevalent in the county’s immigrant community and police want to make sure they can communicate with as many ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -2
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    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters

    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Metropolitan Police Department has opened up its doors to a gun dealer whose business, cleared by the D.C. Zoning Commission, will lift the de facto ban on District residents purchasing handguns. Charles Sykes, who possesses one of the city's few licenses to transfer guns into the city and previously had the only business to do so, can ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    BART Police Release Intense Shooting Video

    BART Police Release Intense Shooting Video
    SAN FRANCISCO - A dramatic video released Thursday shows a BART police officer drawing his gun and firing the shots that killed a knife-wielding homeless man July 3 at San Francisco's Civic Center station. The limited-angle video from a fixed BART security camera did not show the homeless man, Charles Hill, but it shows what officials say is his knife flying ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +30
  • -31

    Memorial Service Honors K9 Who Died From Cocain Poisoning

    BOLIVIA, N.C. -- A drug dog who died after he bit into a package of cocaine has been remembered at a memorial service at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. About 200 county employees, deputies and other law enforcement officers came to the service Tuesday to remember the dog named Viper. Authorities say Viper was off his leash chasing two drug suspects ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -31
  • -31

    Family Wins $10 Million In Taser Case

    Family Wins $10 Million In Taser Case
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taser International must pay $10 million to the family of a Charlotte teenager who died in 2008 after being shocked by a police officer — the biggest jury award ever against the company. The lawyers for Darryl Turner’s parents said Wednesday the federal jury found that Taser International failed to warn that discharging its Taser into the chest ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -31
  • -10

    Sheriff's Boat Sinks Due To Corroded Water Pipe

    Sheriff's Boat Sinks Due To Corroded Water Pipe
    TACOMA, Wash. — A corroded water intake pipe is being blamed for the sinking of a Pierce County sheriff's patrol boat. Salvage crews managed to lift the 32-foot vessel from the bottom of a Tacoma marina on Tuesday so The Reliance could be towed to shore and hoisted on a trailer. The News Tribune says crews determined that the problem is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -10
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    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer

    Nurse Saves Life of Injured Motorcycle Officer
    CARY, NC - Traffic was thick but fluid Friday evening when Jessica Elliott saw a Cary motorcycle police officer accelerate toward the Morrisville-Carpenter Road and N.C. 55 intersection. From three cars back, Elliott in her GMC pickup saw his life flash before her eyes in a blink. As Officer Chad Penland sped through the intersection with sirens and lights blaring, a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +76
  • +5

    Protest of Fatal Police Shooting Ends In 35 Arrests

    Protest of Fatal Police Shooting Ends In 35 Arrests
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gunshot residue was found on the hand of a man fatally shot by San Francisco police, officials said Tuesday, a finding that could bolster officers' assertion that the man opened fire on them before he was killed. Also Tuesday, more than 35 people protesting the shooting were arrested in downtown San Francisco. Kenneth Wade Harding, 19, was shot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
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